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If higher education is where you want to go, TAFE NSW can help you get there. How can TAFE lead to university? You may be surprised to hear that there are lots of possible study routes that can take you from a TAFE NSW course to a university degree. TAFE has partnerships with universities across the state and beyond. This means that you can get yourself a graduate qualification...

We all know education's value: education helps you navigate and better understand the world, and it helps you land your dream job. But when is the last time you learnt something just for the fun of it? You may not be the type of person who would have ever paired the words ‘learning' and ‘fun', but learning a hobby is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself. It's a skill...

There are five distinct things that you can do to be a better personal trainer, according to Liam Daley, Head Teacher of TAFE NSW Northern Beaches' Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation department. So how do you become a better PT? See below for Liam's top five tips. Listening and responding The best thing that you can do as a trainer is to listen to your client and to respond to...

My love of the nursing profession just grows and grows. It's not what I do, it's what I am As a little girl, I'd always dreamed of becoming a Red Cross nurse. I have lots of photos of me dressed up in the old fashioned nursing uniform of white pinafore and cap with the big red cross on the front. "My story of becoming a nurse really began in 2009 after escaping an extremely...

There's no doubt that Australians are crazy about seafood! So, when it comes to celebrating cultural traditions, you can't beat eating fish on Good Friday.   We've teamed up with TAFE NSW hospitality teachers from Moruya, Ultimo and Ryde to get some tips and recipe ideas to help you choose your fish and bring home the perfect meal with wine. Louise Hicks, commercial cookery...

"It's no secret that a good ‘hair day' can make you feel confident, beautiful and ready to take on the world! In fact throughout history hair has played a role in signifying status, power, and human relationships. Today more than ever, our visit to the hairdresser, speaks volumes to who we are and how we express ourselves." Imagine for a minute, what losing all your hair as...

"It's no secret that having a great ‘hair day' can make you feel invincible and like a million bucks! In fact throughout history hair has always played a role in signifying status, power, individuality and human relationships. Today more than ever, our visit to the hairdresser, speaks volumes about who we are and how we express ourselves."   ...

What is International Women's day? International Women's Day (IWD) is a global event that celebrates positive change for women. Each year there is a theme to support women and this year the theme is about the unification of individuals, colleagues and communities to motivate each other and commit to accelerating equality for women. International Women's Day is on the 8 th of...

My mother has forever been into sustainability so between my mother and my stylist grandmother it's only natural my design practice is one which honours the environment and respects Mother Nature. It's all in the genes for Stylist and TAFE NSW teacher, Natalie Coulter. A third generation stylist, whose passion was sparked in childhood thanks to impromptu vignette sessions with her...

Technology can become a big distraction when you're trying to get through a study session. Somehow that one silly snapchat turns into a four hour ‘face-off' with your bestie, leaving you with no time to get any constructive work done. Instead of allowing your smartphone to detract from your study potential, use these apps to get the best out of your education: 1.  SelfControl ...

Be a great manager with these five strategies: 1. Reflect and determine where you want to improve Take a step back and reflect on your own areas of strengths and weaknesses, and this will enable you to be more effective in leading your team. A critical element of reflection is having the opportunity to receive feedback from your team about your own performance as a manager and...

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras turns 40 this year, and with the YES vote fresh in our minds, you know it's going to be a hell of a party, one that even CHER couldn't resist! But it's not all about the party and parade! The festival brings LGBTQI communities from around the world to Sydney, to enjoy a great program of events, including Fair Day, launching this year's ...

Here are three reasons why consistently improving your IT skills is important: Increase in confidence and productivity Time is precious and valuable to everyone. If you want to work smarter rather than harder, constantly improving your IT skills is a no brainer. Developing these skills will allow you to feel more confident in using emerging technology and you will become faster in ...

Wake up and smell the bacon... Or Facon for our vegan friends. The sweet pancake has been a breakfast staple since the dark ages of brekkie. But, our TAFE chefs have mixed up your childhood favourite with a delicious, salty twist. Sweet corn pancakes with bacon and maple syrup Prepared by: Peter Casey Sweet corn pancakes Ingredients 1 cup plain flour ...

Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. - M. Scott Peck You're over it. You've been doing the same role for 10 years and you need a change. But herein...

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The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 was developed by  Safe Work Australia  with the aim to reduce breaches of WHS practices, and ensure the health, safety and welfare of team members who may be negatively affected by work activities in the workplace. Here are three reasons why having effective procedures in place to comply with the WHS Act is essential for your workplace: Avoid...

TAFE NSW is training finance students in cloud-based accounting software for the first time in a move winning plaudits from industry, driving higher enrolments and changing the nature of graduate recruitment.

Quality content adds value by entertaining or providing insight to customers and improves their overall website authority. It takes a lot of effort to generate great content - but if done right, content enables businesses to generate leads and profits due to quality engagement and trust. Transform the way your brand interacts with their customers with these five strategies we’re...

With strong industry links with over 25,000 employers, you'll get both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to land a job faster and succeed in your chosen career. Here's a snapshot of why you should be studying your Degree with us. 87% Student Satisfaction We received the second highest score for overall graduate satisfaction compared to universities in NSW....